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Slim Sword

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Slim Sword

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Slim Sword.png
Artwork of the Slim Sword from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.


First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The Slim Sword (Japanese: 細身の剣 Delicate Sword) is a basic sword which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is a weak but lightweight weapon designed as an alternative to the regular Iron Sword for units with low constitution stats, as its lack of weight keeps the penalties on the user's attack speed to a minimum, giving lower-leveled sword-wielders a better chance to fight and gain the experience and stats needed to successfully use heavier swords. However, once these units have overcome this hurdle and gained enough speed, the Slim Sword's low might and inferior durability makes its continued use unfavorable when there are stronger swords with better durability available.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 slim sword.png SNESRankSword.png C 8 1 90 0 1 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 slim sword.png SNESRankSword.png E 3 2 100 5 1 30 2,600 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba slim sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 3 2 95 5 1 30 480 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba slim sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 3 2 100 5 1 30 480 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba slim sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 3 2 100 5 1 30 480 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn slim sword.png GCNRankSword.gif E 3 5 100 5 1 35 560 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii slim sword.png WiiRankSword.png E 2 3 100 5 1 35 560 1 --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: EthlynSilvia
Second Generation: Seliph
Armory First Generation: Chapter 1
Second Generation: Chapter 7 *Chapter 8 *Chapter 9 *

Thracia 776

Inventory LaraEda
Armory Chapter 10Chapter 14

The Binding Blade

Armory Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 17AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Armory Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 15Chapter 29x
Hector's Tale: Chapter 16Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by
Chapter 2Chapter 5
(world map)
IdeSerafewNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory MiaElincia (if any one of the following are dead: Lucia, Geoffrey, Bastian)
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 11*Chapter 19*Chapter 26*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory Elincia
Bargains Part 2: Endgame

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Slim Sword is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B06-011N Tomboyish Princess, Ethlyn. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 1 bond card, modifies Ethlyn's weapon type from staff to sword and gives her a +10 attack increase until the end of the turn.

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? ??
The Blazing Blade ?? ??
The Sacred Stones ?? ??
Path of Radiance ?? ??
Radiant Dawn A lightweight sword that's easy to use. It has a slightly improved chance to land a critical hit. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Slim Sword --
Japanese 細身の剣 Romanized as DELICATESWORD in its internal file name in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Spanish Espada delgada Thin sword
French Epée fine Thin sword
German Leichtschwert Light sword
Italian Spada sottile Slender sword



See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordSword of ZoltanTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin EdgeWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Giant KatarIron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRidill*Royal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato